Peer Mentoring Program – Mentors

The Mentoring Program Coordinator will call for volunteer Mentors in September for the follow year. Mentors must be available for session 1 of either the JD or LLB program (see dates below). Students who express interest in being a mentor will be contacted in November with the final dates and times and will have the opportunity to confirm their availability at that time.

Your role as a mentor

As a mentor you will:

  • Attend a 1-2 hour training session that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be an effective mentor.
  • Work in partnership with other mentors to share your knowledge and experiences.
  • Mentor either JD students or LLB (combined) students. You will be allocated a group of 5-10 commencing first year students (your "mentees") and conduct two mentoring sessions with them.
  • Lead your mentee group through discussions to provide information, tips and direction on life as a Sydney Law student. You will share your knowledge and experience with mentees to help their transition into uni life. You may also direct them to support services at the University as required.
  • Be a point of contact for your mentees throughout their first semester at Sydney Law School.

A mentor is not expected to:

  • Provide tutoring or academic advice or answers. Instead help them locate the appropriate place or people for assistance or answers.
  • Be a counsellor. Instead, listen and then direct them to the appropriate support services at the University.
  • Be an expert in all things. Instead be a guide to help them find their way.

Important dates for the 2015 program

Whats on? Dates
Mentor Training Thursday 12 February 2015 (TBC)
JD session 1 (Orientation and Induction) Monday 16 February 2015, 12-2pm
LLB session 1 (Orientation and Induction) Wednesday 25 February 2015, 1 - 3pm | O-Week
JD/LLB session 2 (Interfaculty Tug-of-War Challenge) Wednesday 4 March, 11am-12:30pm | Week 1

Sign up to be a Mentor

For more information, please contact the .